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Lead Formulation Scientist, Sensory Care Technologies

Job Requisition ID:  46722

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

Responsibilities

•    Initiate and lead research projects in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment
•    Lead in planning of formulation development and laboratory experiments, design relevant application tests.
•    Grow the understanding of the use of Eastman materials in personal and home care formulations, and suggest options to expand uses
•    Work with departments of Application Development and Market Development to identify novel solutions to unmet market needs and opportunities.
•    Work with formulators at customers to demonstrate and optimize performance of Eastman developmental ingredients
•    Develop relationship with independent institutes and technical centers in fields of P&HC formulations and lab testing.
•    Facilitate brainstorming sessions, bring ideas for new products, provide creative solutions.
•    Participate in Eastman’s safety programs and formulation capability programs
•    Build a network with formulators across Eastman’s businesses (agrochemicals, coatings, pharma,…)
•    Establish and run collaborations with external partners, e.g. customers, universities
•    Conduct literature searches and monitor patent activity, to keep up with competing technologies
•    Represent Eastman personal and home care businesses at technical meetings/conferences

Qualifications

•    Master or PhD degree in sciences with strong drive for results and a hands on mentality.
•    Experience in formulations for personal and/or home care formulations or related industries
•    Knowledge of regulatory drivers in the industry
•    Creativity to think out of the box in an industry with long history of innovation; willing to challenge the status quo
•    Analytical thinking skills for designing the right experiments and correctly judging the results
•    Experience in working in multi-functional project teams and customer facing situations
•    Clear and effective written and oral communication in English is essential. Knowledge of Dutch, or willingness to learn is a plus
•    Strong project management skills, actively engaging stakeholders, meeting deadlines, taking ownership of goals and results
•    Positive team-player with courage to challenge differing opinions
 

Eastman is  committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day


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